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  President Trump Speaks at Tank Plant in Lima Ohio  CSPAN  March 20, 2019 3:15pm-4:10pm EDT

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>> hi, mr. chairman. from axioms. are you concerned at all with the market impact will be should the fed -- i am sure you know that the fed -- the market listens to you very closely. mr. powell: i will say i think we are in a good place right now. we don't see any data pushing us to move rates in either direction. we will watch carefully and events toas we allow evolve. when they do clarify, we will act appropriately. thank you very much.
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>> as this program comes to a close, we will go live to ohio to hear remarks from president trump. president trump: i'm a member he tanked when he got into the tank. he tanked like that so i said maybe i will come. but i am a little bigger than him. i think it would probably work out ok. how would i look in a tank, ok? the helmet was bigger than he was. that was not good. we are here today to celebrate a resounding victory for all of you, to northwest ohio and to our great military and for our entire country. an incredible victory. after so many years of budget cuts and layoffs, today, jobs are coming back, and frankly, pouring back like never before.
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companies are coming back into the country. production is ramping up in the against way. tank is oncee again thundering down the assembly line. [applause] president trump: i want to thank acting secretary of defense had shanahan, who has done an incredible job. let me tell you about isis. they are not doing so well. you know, we took over the caliphate, and you will see it tonight. when i came and it was a mess. where is that chart? they gave me economic trends and not the isis chart. bring up, if anyone has it. when i took it over, it was a mess. they were all over syria and iraq. it was a sea of red. now you look at it, there is no
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red. no red. you look at some of the economic numbers, someone thought we would never see those numbers in our country, not for a long time or forever. what you are doing is more incredible. you stuck it out. now you have got one of the most successful military plans anywhere in the world. it is great. so thank you very much, pat shanahan. also thank you to the secretary of the army. mark esper. he has been fantastic. thank you. good. better late than never. [laughter] president trump: here is the story. i don't want to have the make a big chart. costs too much and i am a business guy. i asked how much it costs to make a big chart. like it matters but it matters to me, does that make sense?
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two maps identical. except the one on top was syria. see that? the one on top was syria in november of 2016. do you remember that date? november 16, november 8. we had a little victory that night. we had a little victory. a lot of us were not surprised by. the other side said, where did all those people come from? i said, they just did not like candidates for a lot of years. they did not vote. this is all isis. today, theom, caliphate is gone as of tonight. pretty good. that is pretty good, right? -- we took over a mess with north korea, with
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the middle east. a lot of that things were happening in the economy is not doing well. it was heading in the wrong direction. it was going to go bad. then we opened up with regulation cuts and all of the other things we had done, including the big tax cut, but it made it big difference. we'll show you some numbers in a little while. i want to also thank major cummings for incredible , yourship and the service have done an unbelievable job. thank you very much. honored to be joined by several of the ohio leaders, friends of mine, terrific people. rob, thank you. thank you, senator rob portman. never wrestle.l he was one of the best wrestles -- wrestlers in the history of
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college wrestling. his record is ridiculously good. i said were you good -- as good as dan gable and he said no. if it were me, i would have said yes, i was much better. jim jordan, a great guy. [applause] and a greatump: champion. a great athlete and a great champion. thank you. you want to have him on your side. another one you want on your side always, mike attorney -- mike turner. thank you. great. lauren davidson. thank you. and bob, thank you very much. thank you. are very proud of because along with mike, hugh grant a great race. lieutenant governor john p or he ran a great race.
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-- john. he ran a great race. a little bit down against a tough opponent, who i was not a big fan of. i did not like the people supporting him too much. pocahontas and others. [laughter] came thattrump: i final day and we had a day that was incredible. what did you win by? six or seven points. it was incredible. even higher. that is pretty good. good. in a littleike while. thank you. congratulations. colonel travis weins and henry kennedy, appreciate everything you do to keep the army rolling along, full speed ahead. an incredible job. we are grateful, to an incredible company.
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how did i do with it? it is a little tricky. what a job you do. thank you for the tour. and the hard-working members of the united auto worker. [applause] president trump: now you have to get over to a place i like a lot . you have got to get that. what is going on with general motors? we have the best economy we have ever had. the lowest unemployment we have had in 51 years. soon will be the record of all time. and theyo somebody will open it. everyone wants it. sell it to somebody or open it yourself. get it going now. the uaw will help you. promise that they
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will help. get it open now. don't wait. they have discussions coming up in september and october. i said, why not tomorrow? why not on monday? why wait months? get the discussion going. it is a great area. i guess i like it because i won so big there. but we are doing a job in this state and we are proud of what is happened in ohio under the federal offices, we have gotten so many things done. this plant is one of our great achievements. 12 the active duty service members and wonderful veterans, thank you for serving your country with tremendous distinction and honor. and every welder, and assembler and mechanic and engineer, an electrician, carpenter, every
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patriot here at the joint systems manufacturing center thank you for pouring out your help, sweat, your soul, to restore the might of the american military, which very soon will be stronger than it ever was. we thought billions of dollars worth of new planes and tanks and many other things. thank you all. a great job. [applause] president trump: the fact is we have the best tanks driven by the best soldiers made by the best soldiers of anyone in the world peace that is true. people love me and they ask me about a man named john mccain. should i tell you about that or not? yes? i have to be honest. i never liked him much. hasn't been for me.
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i really probably never will. but there are certain reasons for it and i will tell you. timethis to save a little fakemccain received a dossier paid for by hillary clinton. it and -- it is not the nicest thing to do p or people say i'm a very loyal person. john mccain campaigned for years to repeal obama care in arizona, great. forhe campaigned for years repeal and replace. a chance tolly had
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do it, he voted against repeal and replace. at 2:00 in the morning, thumbs down. we said what the hell happened. he said two hours before he was voting to heal and replace. then he voted thumbs down, badly hurting the republican party and our nation. and hurting many sick people who desperately wanted good, affordable health care. we would have had it. this would have saved our country over $1 trillion in entitlements. and we would have ended up making a great health care plan frankly with the democrats because they would have had no choice. mccain didn't get the job done for our great vets in the v.a., and they knew it or that is why when i had my dispute with him, i have such incredible support from the military. the vets were in -- were on my side because i got the job done.
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choice and accountability, meaning, somebody mistreats our vets for 45 years. and westreat our vets say, hey, you're fired. get out. you can't mistreat our vets. they never got it done. years, decades, they wanted to get choice. your military person. you are one of our great people. of the great people. for many decades, it was never done. i got it five months ago, i got it done. choice. instead of waiting in line, is that fought for us, fought in these tanks. far for us. instead of waiting in line for two days, two weeks, two months, , not veryting in line sick. by the time they see the doctor, they are terminally ill. we gave them choice. if you have to wait for any
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extended time, you go outside, you go to a love -- local doctor, we pay the bill, get yourself better, go home to your family, we got it passed and we got it done. the other thing is we're in a war in the middle east that mccain pushed so hard. he was calling president bush all the time. war for $7e into the trillion, thousands of our people have been killed. millions of people overall. and frankly, we're straightening it out now, but it has been a disaster for the country. they have spent tremendous lives innd tremendous that war. what do we have? ago. worse than 19 years i called in the endless wars, 19 years ago when we started.
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i endorsed john mccain at his request. i gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which, as president, i had to prove. i don't care about this. i didn't get a thank you. that is ok. i was not a fan of john mccain. now wet we can say is are all set. i don't think i have to answer that question for the press keeps, "what do you think of mccain?" not my kind of guy but some people like him. now let's get back to the subject of tanks and this economy. we love where we are and what we do more than anything else. we are right now in an incredible place of strength and dedication. since 1941, this plant was built
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and service, thousands of tanks and military vehicles that powered american forces through world war ii, korea, vietnam, does it -- desert storm, iraq, and afghanistan. the tanks are the best of the world, better than ever before. existence,e tank in steel and aluminum, they are really a warhorse of american ground forces. on theseilt or service very grounds by you people. by you people. but under the previous and administration, this tank factory, the last of its kind anywhere in the western hemisphere, came very close to shutting down. years, the number of u.s. tanks that were budgeted for upgrades was zero. does anybody remember that? raise your hands. remember that? zero. that was under your great
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president obama. our military readiness declined and your workforce was slashed by 16%. but those days are over. we are rebuilding the american military, we are restoring american manufacturing, and we once again fighting for our rate of american workers. over the last two years, we secured nearly $1.45 trillion to provide our war fighters the finest aircraft, ships, missiles, and tanks anywhere on earth and we make the best equipment on earth. that equipment, as you know, too good allies. though sometimes, the good ones turn out to be not so good and then we do something. we figured out. you have to figure it out. this year, we're asking for an billion, which
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is a record. it includes funding to upgrade m1e than 100 and 60 mighty abrams tanks. congratulations. [applause] president trump: these historic investments are making america safer and our workforce stronger. from the on spiraling f-35 fighter in text is, to the aircraft care -- fourth last aircraft carriers in virginia. we are now building the largest aircraft carriers anywhere in the world. i'm hearing it is actually the largest ship ever built. it is seriously big here i was there recently. it is something like landing at an airport. although you have to be very talented to land in those decks, no matter how you figure. some very good pilots can't.
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to advance missile-defense systems in alabama, american workers are building the most cutting edge, modern, and powerful military anywhere in the planet. at the heart of military rebuilding is our investment in the legendary, m1 abrams tank. i will tell you, the investment has paid off. because the technology, if you look at this tank, from now, and you go back 10 years of looking at the tank, is a whole different deal, isn't it? whole different deal. wer the next three years, are investing more than $6 billion in upgrades and modifications to the tanks. that will keep you very busy year. inost twice the amount spent the entire eight years of the previous administration, which was going down to nothing. because this place was closed. i heard about it. i got called from jim jordan and
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rob and everybody, saying you just cannot do this. after i studied the situation, i said we are not only not going to close, but we are going to expand. that is what took place. you a lot to a lot of your great political leaders. , our investment in you is also a tremendous win for american taxpayers. by modernizing this land and accelerating production, we will bring the costs down by 20%, saving taxpayers nearly $3 million on every single tank. it is not bad. with the help of everyone in this room, we are giving our warriors the most effective, battle tank lethal in the history of or p would you say that is correct? [applause] so how doesump:
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this compare with the tanks made in china and russia and other places? what do you think? can you take them? conflictoes not need but if conflict comes, you have to be strong if conflict comes. we have to dominate the battlefield and we will win, win win win. we are now set up to win win win. came, we had something problems pretty look at what we have done on so many fronts. we actually have better relationships. they respect our country ever -- more than they ever did. the united states is respected again. to help meet our military needs, i am proud to report that 400 ,ew jobs are coming here compared to just a few years ago, and weird doubling the size
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of your workforce. [applause] president trump: we need to fear our investment will support thousands of additional drops across the nation to assemble these incredible tanks, the engines are from alabama, transmissions from indiana, special armor from idaho, and the 120 millimeter gun and the gun parts are from upstate new york and from pennsylvania. all great places. wireso alone, to hundreds tearing out parts of materials that go into every tank that rolls off this factory's floor. incredible and what you achieve here at this plan is truly remarkable and equally remarkable that remarkable is that they want to close it. no good. every day, you start with a powerful, heavy, but sometimes
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,est covered hollowed out whole and with incredible skill and extraordinary care, he restore unmatched power, strength, and glory with all brand-new equipment inside, the best in the world. the amazing restorations you accomplish everyday are a what we areol for doing with american manufacturing across our nation. chart, came out, another we just came out with numbers, the economic report of the , the first3.1% gdp time in 14 years. [applause] president trump: right? that is pretty good. 3.1. the press try to make it 2.9. i said it is not 2.9.
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they took odd months. i said no, no. you go from january to december. you don't take certain months and add them up. i said, we will breakthrough -- break free -- break three and we did. they can news tried to change it but we caught it. [laughter] president trump: i said we did not break the three, oh that is terrible. said yes, sir, you did. they just took odd months. no no, january, december, 3.1%, the first time in four years, congratulations. chart is a beauty. this is ventral -- venture capital following the past of really the election, rising nearly $17 billion. you must -- you know what that means. , you see the red line, it is like a rocket ship. you see that?
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[applause] president trump: it is small but cheap. and it gets the point across. a couple of other things. i think these -- this report is incredible. these are workers coming off the sidelines. now this is just partially. the blue, the blue, the red. that is a big difference, a tremendous difference. the most in many years. everyone said you could not ringback manufacturing jobs. you would need a man -- a magic wand. we are bringing them back beyond on anybody's expectations. you see the red line here. wages are rising for workers. wages are rising. [applause] president trump: 3.4%. it is one of the largest
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increases in 25 year span for the most part, they were going down. i used to campaign. i would be in ohio and pennsylvania, all over. i would talk about wages were people would have to work three jobs and they were making less than they did 20 years ago. you remember that? i used to do it all the time. it was just a part of my speech. i said you're working three jobs and he made less mighty than you did 20 years ago. it was literally 21 years. now wages are going up. something else is happening. don't like working here and you all do and i do not want to lose anybody, and you would want to leave this place, this is a great place to work, but -- [applause] president trump: if for any reason, you can pick out 6, 7, 8 other jobs, another words, you can finally have a job you like. you like getting up at three clock in the morning, i do even
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though i have the fake news hounding me all the time. the fake and phony and corrupt, it is fake, is corrupt. but we have got to live with it, right? got to live with it. but you guys get up in the morning and you love your job or you would not be doing it -- when i look at some of these incredible tanks. the regulating and saving through the roof. .ere is a chart the american energy, united states is the largest producer that has happened over a last -- a short time. natural gas, surpassing saudi arabia and russia. zynga russia is happy about this? i don't think so. you know, hillary wanted to put windmills all over the place. put up the value of your house,
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watch the value of your house. wonderful to have windows. it is not strong enough and it is very expensive. states is now the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in the world. happened all in a very short time. think of that. think of that. beating out saudi arabia and russia. they are pretty good producers. we do more than they do. in a short time, as soon as we get some pipelines opened in texas, we will be able to almost double it. double it. what we are doing is incredible. we approve the keystone pipeline, right? 40th thousand jobs between that and the dakota access pipeline. i got them approved.
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ofe almost my first couple days in the office, i said they are approved. and it is good environmentally, underground, you are not trucking it, it is actually a great thing environmentally. but president obama, after years and years, they said they will not approve it. 48,000 jobs. it is being built right now. both are being built. what is being built now. code access and many other cases like that. but the thing that is the greatest is companies that left us, they no longer wanted to be in the usa and they are coming roaring back. $13.5 billion, we have created more than almost 6 million jobs since the election. if what -- if i would have said that to the fake news during the campaign, they would have said he exaggerates. i am not exaggerating. but no one would have believed that could happen. almost 600,000
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manufacturing jobs. we would -- we could have taken your jobs. if it went for me, this place would have been closed. would have been closed. [applause] president trump: would have been closed, fellas. and you are doing us a favor because of the great job you are doing. you are doing us a favor. last year on the mac -- our manufacturers reported the highest level of optimism ever recorded in a 40-year-old paul. this year, we went up again. went from 56% and then stayed 94%, for years between 56, they never had anything like it. and we, all of us, are living by two simple rules. buy american and higher american. [applause] unemploymentmp:
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has recently reached the lowest rate in 51 years. ever -- other than that, we are not doing well. [laughter] moredent trump: and americans are working today than ever before. almost 160 million people. more than ever before by far. if you look at african-americans, you heard me say this many times. african-american employment is at an all-time low come on up limit. asian-american unemployment is at an all-time low. soon it will be historic meaning better than ever.
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we reduced the number of unemployed veterans by 60%. i am so proud of that. that is why the veterans like me more than other people. that is why they like me. [applause] president trump: 50% since the election, veteran unemployment level everhe lowest ever, ever recorded. we are doing great in our deal with china. they were taking out $500 billion a year in many years in our country. 500 billion dollars. not million. think of what that means. $500 billion per year, taken out of our country. and now they are paying us. they are paying tariffs on the products they are sending in and we are negotiating a new want to
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make a deal and hopefully we will make a deal and if we don't, that is fine. and if we do, that is fine. we're so far down, it has got to be a great deal. you never catch up. their economy is way down. i don't want their economy to be down. but it is down 32-38%. and our economy, if you look at numbers since the election, it is up almost 50%. 50%. in the world economy is not good. frankly, if the world economy were good, that would be good for us. place is down and every is down. the world goes down. something is happening.
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it wouldn't happen under crooked hillary clinton. announced aoyota massive investment. they will be expanding factories all across our nation, and they will be soon building new ones. fortis bringing hundreds of new jobs to chicago and other places. a tremendous amount of car companies are coming to the great state of michigan and they are coming into the great state of ohio. full swaggy creating 1000 brand-new jobs. in the state of tennessee, and chrysler is building detroit's first new car factory in a generation. so long ago. in a generation. michigan. michigan. running fort about president as opposed to last time, last time, you know, i said i was going to do it, but i didn't do a but i said i was
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going to do it. this time, i have done it far greater than a set of is going to do it. will be really easy on the debate stage when they hit me with nonsense and i say really? isican-american employment the best it has ever been. hispanic, asian, women, everybody. it is all the best it has ever been. what are they going to say, well, -- no. i say this of all the political leaders here. if you do a good job, it is a lot easier that second time. job we haveone the done. you you nearly -- union leader job, but the people that work there are on our side. [applause]
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[chanting "trump"] president trump: i had union leaders in the white house, business guys. nice guys. you see where that is taking you. that would have been catastrophic. we explained how good it was for this and that. thank you, sir. thank you. this is unbelievable. i see one of the guys the next day on a television show. i think it was called the face the nation. -- deface the nation. and they are saying how he is a and he wants democrat policies which are putting everyone in the poor house. he is hugging me and kissing me and telling what an unbelievable deal. and the next day, he is on their talking about stuff. i really said, i want to meet
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these guys, i want to deal with people in the union and not the heads of the union. union are nothe honest people here they are not honest. they are not honest. they ought to lower your dues. you pay too much. as an example, they could have kept general motors, they could have kept it in that gorgeous plant. they could have kept it. lower your dues. america's founders understood that to be strong and powerful as a nation, we must also be a great manufacturing nation. neverent obama said you bring manufacturing back to it i said what are you talking about? --is all about manufactory manufacturing. we are bringing them back in record numbers. [applause] and these arep:
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talented jobs, great jobs, genius jobs. these are really well-paying jobs, as you people know. a lot of money or let's negotiate. we must not be dependent upon others for the resources we need to protect our people. when we open this plant, a couple of my people, they said let's make a deal with the workers before we open it. we make a great deal. these people have suffered enough. we will open the plant and everyone will be happy. you understand what i mean by that. that is why my administration is restoring americans defense industrial base by bringing toat jobs and great wages plants, just like this in lima. economy and strength, security, it is all about security and
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national security. it is about loving our country, it is about loving our flag. you know that. [applause] theident trump: now, results of my very tough trade actions, something i'm very proud of, american steel and our steel mills, are roaring back to life. you see it all over. we put a big fat beautiful tariff on that steel, sand steel.cracked -- crap you can dump but we will charge you 25% when you come in and think you'll take our jobs and give us that steel. i know a lot about steel. i used a lot of steel. and $85 million upgrade. were announced to build a brand-new 150 billion dollar
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steel plans in cuyahoga heights. gift of you steel is restarting the furnace. it is a massive furnace. million. $500 and cleveland announced a brand-new $700 million plant in toledo, ohio. [applause] don't leaveump: here. don't get any ideas or just stay here and relax. stay here. we don't want to let you go -- we also finally fixing the horrible trade deals that have caused our nation trillions of dollars and where we have lost millions and millions and millions of jobs, like we were stupid people. they closed the plant, moved it to mexico, they make the product
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and sell it into the united states. no tax. end up with is loss and no jobs. we get no taxes. we get nothing. happen anymore, under our new deal, there is a tremendous financial disincentive to close up plants and move them to other countries. you will not see that. we are getting rid of the disaster known as nafta. country, you still over the say empty plants when they have not been converted into nursing homes and apartments, right? not the same thing as a plant. i love apartments, but that is not the same thing as a plant where you have 5000 people working. and replacing it, we are replacing nafta with the great s.-mexico-canada agreement,
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the usmca. like the song. we have taken action to confront china's trading abuses, because the days of stealing american jobs, and ideas and wealth have come to an end. ok? [applause] that is why you see these numbers. look at the chart, you do not know have to -- you do not have to know what is on it. look at it. [laughter] you do not have to know what the hell is on it. you just have to know that that is a good line. technological positive change. that is all it is. turner, see that? that is what we are fighting
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for. and everything we do and every action we take, we are putting america first and we are putting american workers first for the first time in a long time. [applause] i was introduce some a credible workers to share quickly their stories with you. is a quality engineer who has worked at the plant for 10 years, his son d erek is a specialist with the regiment at 400 texas. -- at fort hood, texas. he maintains one of the vehicles produced right here in lima. adam, thank you for everything your family has done for our nation, please come up and say a few words. adam, thank you. [applause]
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adam: thank you, mr. president. it is a pleasure and honor to be appeared today as a representative of the joint systems manufacturing sector. for those who do not know me, my name is adam and i may quality systems engineer employed here going on 10 years. going up in the area, currently living nearby come eyewitness the highs and lows the economy has had on this facility and to the region. i'm proud that this administration recognizes the importance of this facility and the value that we provide to the environment. have avery rewarding to son serving in the u.s. military, stationed in texas, working on equality be coproduced by my brothers and sisters at jsmc. my son thanks you and for that, i thank you.
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young, how: you look old are you? adam: 45. pres. trump: you look young. adam: thank you. [applause] pres. trump: i thought adam was the son. look how young he looks. he has a son working out there, wow. whatever you are eating, keep eating it. it is working. [laughter] jay a baldwin is a boiler operator and a proud army veteran. after serving as a tank man on the m-1, now he helps ability the m-1. right here. jay, come on up. [applause] jay: thank you, mr. president. for coming to our plant in lima,
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ohio. as a former army m-1 taker, i can honestly say that we make the best takes in the entire tank in thet entire world. [applause] here are veryrs proud to be making such a fine product for our soldiers to have capabilities this on the battlefield. and thanks to our great president, his military and economic policies have rejuvenated this facility to increase production of armored vehicles and hiring of more skilled workers. and finally, it is my personal opinion that god was looking after our country when you were elected. [cheers]
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[applause] thank youresident, for everything you have done. and applause] pres. trump: wow. thank you. that is so nice, i appreciate it. you never know what you get when you come out and it is live, but you couldn't do better than that, right? that is great. i want to also thank all of the patriots here today, your mind is the might of america's armed forces also depends upon the skill and devotion of all of american workers, and you are really doing a job and we are proud of you. for nearly 80 years, the workers at this plant have embodied the strength of the american spirit. those who choose to work here are john not by the promise of a good paycheck, but by the power of patriotism, every single one
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of you is a patriot. and the chance to go to work every morning to help protect this nation that way so deeply love. that is why veterans make up more than one third of the workforce here at this wonderful plant. wantry much stress, we wherever we can, we want veterans. taht is why you -- that is why you check, right? [applause] that is right. andt is why you check re-check every single thing having to do with that incredible tank, every wire and pin, every square inch of each tank before it leaves the floor. i just got some news that was given to me, the u.s. forces in the last month have killed the terrorists responsible for the attack in syria that killed four
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americans. the paris theater attack in 2015, and the uss cole bombing in 2000 -- we killed them all. we killed them all. [applause] we killed them all. we killed them all. they are bad people. up that is why you show early and you stay late, and always get the job done right. you are proud of your work, you do it better than anybody in the world, what you do. no country on earth can match you. and no country can match what you do. in just a few months, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the many victories that workers at the lima army tank plant helped make possible, the normandy landings on d-day,
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june 6, 1944 in the second world war. it was right here on these grounds that thousands of american workers modified m-4 sherman tanks in preparation for a battle that would forever change the course of human history, right here. applause]d the workers that rallied to the plant came from all over northwest ohio and beyond. they, were farmers refinery workers, shopkeepers and homemakers who rolled up their sleeves and got to work, when their country needed them the most -- normandy. many of them had full-time jobs elsewhere. they punched out at one job, they came here and punched right back in, not for the money -- they knew and they fully
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understood the importance of what they did and what they represented. and if they were lucky, they might catch a few hours sleep on the loading dock before doing it all over again, day after day, day after day. in three years, the patriots of ohio cranked out more than 100,000 military vehicles, a truly amazing feat that gave america the power to vanquish tyranny, defeat our enemies and save the freedom for the entire world. this is the legacy that each of you inherits. and american knows you will carry that forward with the same purpose and passion that you poured into this factory each and every day. we love you. we see your legacy in every battlefield. and in the smiling faces of
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every soldier that returns home safely. and every time a citizen proudly salutes our great american flag. because it is here in lima, right here, that american greatness is fortunate with american hands, with american hearts, and with american pride. [applause] [cheers and applause] we do not know what challenges will come, what dangers we must face or what opportunities we sieze,e seas, -- must but we know america will always be ready because of you, your skill and drive and your unbreakable spirit, because of hard-working citizens like you the people of lima, the people of ohio, and the people of america will always a fight on to victory, victory, victory.
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you do not know how to lose, you will never have to find out. you will never have to find out about losing. together, we shall forever be one nation under god. [cheers and applause] you.want to thank i want to say god bless you. god bless ohio. and god bless the united states of america. thank you very much, everybody. ♪
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[background chatter] this afternoon we will take you to london where the british prime minister